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Funeral Announced for Rep. Bobby Rush’s Wife

Carolyn Rush passed away on Monday

Services for the wife of Rep. Bobby Rush's, D-Ill., center, wife will take place next week in Chicago. (CQ Roll Call file photo)

Funeral services were announced Wednesday for Carolyn Rush, wife of Illinois Democratic Rep. Bobby L. Rush.

The congressman announced on Monday that his wife had passed away at 68 of congestive heart failure. 

[Rep. Bobby Rush’s Wife Dies]

The funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. March 25 in Chicago at the Freedom Temple COGIC (1459 W. 74th St.). The wake will take place at 10 a.m.

Flowers, acknowledgments and resolutions should be forward in care of Leaks & Son Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago IL 60619.

Carolyn Rush died at the University of Chicago Hospital and Rush and their children were at her bedside, Rush’s office said. 


The 71-year-old congressman and his wife were married for 36 years.  They had seven children, one of whom died in his 20s. 


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